I’m one of the few of you guys who actually seemed to dig Jennifer’s Body. I thought it was a fun, effective movie that was unfairly maligned to an incredible degree. So I’m pretty excited to see its director Karyn Kusama behind the camera again.
XYZ Films has announced that her new thriller The Invitation. will begin principal photography in Los Angeles in the summer of 2012. The film was scripted by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (R.I.P.D.) and will star Luke Wilson (pictured inside; Vacancy, The Royal Tenenbaums), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Topher Grace (Predators) and Johnny Galecki (Bounce). XYZ Films (The Raid: Redemption) will produce alongside Martha Griffin (Girlfight) and Hay and Manfredi. Foreign sales will be handled at Cannes by Celluloid Nightmares, the partnership between XYZ Films and Celluloid Dreams. XYZ Films and ICM are representing domestic sales.
In the film, “On a dark night, Will (Luke Wilson) is invited to his estranged ex-wife’s dinner party. Over the course of the evening, he is gripped by mounting evidence that something insidious has taken hold of his ex-wife, and that she and her new friends have a mysterious and horrifying agenda. By the end of the night, the ramifications of what happens in this house will spread far beyond its doors.”
Could be cool! How about you guys? Do you still hate Jennifer’s Body or have you come around to it?